POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney
General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that Daniel McInerny, doing business
as D Mac Design & Development LLC, must pay $41,412.16 in restitution after
allegations of home improvement fraud. He will also have to pay $15,000 in
penalties and $2,000 in costs.
According to allegations, McInerney took advancements from
homeowners for work he either completed shoddily or did not complete at all.
One homeowner allegedly paid $9,000 toward removal and replacement of a patio,
but McInerney’s improper work on the site caused more harm than gain.
homeowner claimed McInerney disappeared halfway through a job at her home. She
paid more than $12,000 and her house was left in disarray, she claims.
“When hardworking New Yorkers pay for home improvement
services, those services should be performed fully, professionally, and in a
timely manner,” Schneiderman said. “My office is committed to holding
unscrupulous business owners accountable for taking advantage of New York
Assistant attorneys general Stephen Barry and Nick Garin
handled the case. Investigators Stephanie Brideau and Adrienne DeGaetano of the
Poughkeepsie Regional Office initially looked into the matter.